By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham fans took to Twitter to share the amusing story that defender Danny Rose had been selected in the Metro team of the week – when he was not playing.

Rose, 26, suffered a hamstring injury while away with England on international duty and he was left out of the squad for Saturday’s 4-0 win against Stoke.

However, UK newspaper the Metro, named the Tottenham player in its team of the week in the left-back role.

One fan got a screen shot of the team and the write-up Rose received:

Tottenham fans have found it highly amusing that one of their players made the team of the week without playing and took to social media to voice their views.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Before his injury, Rose started in all three of Tottenham’s fixtures in the new campaign.

The attack minded full-back also found the net against Liverpool, earning his side a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.

He moved to Tottenham from Leeds in 2007 at the age of 17 in a deal worth £100,000.

Following loan spells at Watford, Peterborough, Bristol City and Sunderland, he has became ever-present in Mauricio Pochettino’s defence.

In other Tottenham team news, Erik Lamela is expected to return to Spurs’ line-up in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Monaco.